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Nutrena Senior vs. Triple Crown Senior vs. Purina Senior?

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by Lorie_Skip, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Lorie_Skip

    Lorie_Skip Senior Member

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    Tell me your Good and bad experiences with the three brands? what do you guys think of them? I know TC is good but I was just wondering. And what about this well solve low starch and horsemans edge?
     
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    JBandRio Senior Member+

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    Hands down the TC Sr- so much lower in sugars. I won't even touch the other 2
     
  3. Nevada_Silk

    Nevada_Silk Senior Member

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    Around here I can't get much other than purina senior or nutrena senior. I use the nutrena. My biggest complaint with the purina was that it froze into a brick when it was cold outside. I had to use a hammer just to bust it up enough to use my scoop! Since then, I've used nutrena and haven't had any problems.
     
  4. abbeyjsc

    abbeyjsc Full Member

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    agreed! we don't have many feed choices in my area and purina is one of the main suppliers. I keep my feed inside (bears, squirrels, etc) and even then I find once it unthaws I still have to pry it apart.
     
  5. Nevada_Silk

    Nevada_Silk Senior Member

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    Good to know it wasn't just me who had that problem!
     
  6. Lorie_Skip

    Lorie_Skip Senior Member

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    I have that same problem. And also everytime I open a bag of the Purina Senior it looks, smells, and feels different.
     
  7. Kphunck

    Kphunck Senior Member

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    Although TC has a hands down better product, out of Purina v. Nutrena, nutrena gets my vote. I have a few oldies that are on it, both mid 20s, and they look great. There is also a 36 year old horse (not pony, but horse!) in my barn that still gets ridden from time to time, has no teeth, but 6 scoops soaked nutrena daily keeps him going.
     
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    Rusti0183 Senior Member+

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    I also had problems with the Purina turning hard as a rock, didn't matter what kind of weather we had though. It did it in the fall before it got below freezing outside. I gave up on the hammer method and started throwing the whole bag violently against the ground then stomping it until it was all loose LOL. I'm sure it was quite a sight. Anyways, the old pony loved it, but I got fed up with it (and was having to drive 20 minutes to buy it) and switched to Nutrena (got that in town - a 5 minute drive). It smelled/looked better and she seemed to like it just as much as the Purina, and it would turn to mash a lot quicker which was nice when it was 20 degrees outside lol. Everyone is on a ration balancer now, but if I went back to feeding a senior feed I'd definitely go with Nutrena.
     
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    Broken A Ranch Senior Member+

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    I absolutely love the Nutrena Senior... then again I have never tried TC since I cant get it here
     
  10. LifeIsGrand

    LifeIsGrand Senior Member

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    TC is super duper expensive but a great feed. However my trainer uses Nutrena senior
     

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